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Don't think too badly of me, but...
1. I almost can't read non-fiction books anymore. Blogs have totally spoiled me for 60,000-word information dumps.
2. I'm just on the tipping point where I'm about to start not finishing novels that don't appeal to me in the first fifty pages.
3. I hate it, hate it, hate it when people make notes or highlight passages in a novel. LET ME EXPERIENCE IT FOR MYSELF.
4. Back when I shared a room with siblings, a book fell off the shelf above my top bunk to land sprawling on the floor, wedged behind my sister's bunk. I loathed that particular book so much that I left it there. In fact, I might have encouraged it off the shelf.
5. I am terrified of writing forcefully negative book reviews, but I sometimes think it would be cathartic.
6. I finish approximately one-third of my book club's book picks.
7. For these seven deadly sins I will get disproportionately furious with entire stories: 1) preachy Christianity; 2) anti-Christianity; 3) preachy politics; 4) ideological sexual amorality; 5) graphic, clinically-described violence à la Jurassic Park or The Hunger Games; 6) unsympathetic characters; 7) miserable endings. I'll avoid them beforehand if I can spot them coming. Sorry. This stuff revolts me like an overdose of greasy fried fish.
8. I like Harry Potter so much that I'm afraid I'm a bit of a jerk to people who insist that his story is dangerous. See? I didn't have to use the word insist. I could have used something more generous, like 'believe'. I like Harry Potter so much that I'm afraid I'm a bit of a jerk to people who believe that his story is dangerous. Mea maxima culpa. Forgive me.
9. When I'm deeply focused on writing or revising my own stories, I prefer not to read. It's sometimes almost impossible to shift out of my own characters' minds and into someone else's.
And possibly the worst:
10. I have a very hard time understanding other people's taste in books. Why do they like this one, which I loved, and that one, which I didn't? Why aren't they turned off by this author's weird use of commas? Why is their perspective on that novel totally opposite from mine? Why doesn't everyone think just exactly as I do? The world would make so much more sense.... :P
All right, don't leave me embarrassing myself by myself. Confess your own bookish sins in the combox, or link your own post on the subject. It always feels rather good to come clean.